HOW CAN A LAWYER HELP ME
WITH MY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM?
South Carolina Workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide a satisfactory means of handling occupational disabilities. The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission oversees, manages and rules on all workers’ compensation claims. While the process is set up to allow claimants to file forms and request compensation without legal assistance, a lawyer that knows the compensation laws can be critical in ensuring that you get the benefits you deserve.
You must report your injury within 90 days. If you neglect to report the injury within 90 days of the accident you may lose your benefits. You may personally file a claim if your employer does not report your accident, or denies your injury by accident. With the many complex forms that must be completed, the medical process you are dealing with, and the potential for a dispute with your employer, a lawyer can help file your paperwork and ensure that all forms are thoroughly prepared, and that you meet all imposed deadlines.